Villars, Claude Louis Héctor, duc de, 1653-1734

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Villars was a French Army general who eventually became a Marshall General of France.

From the description of [Document] 1705 août 25 / duc de Villars. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 464260811

Claude Louis Hector Villars (1653-1734) was the last of the great generals of Louis XIV. He fought in the Dutch War (1672-78) and in 1687 went to Bavaria, where he helped strengthen the new French alliance with the elector of Bavaria; he fought with the elector against the Ottomans at Mohács. After serving (1698-1701) as ambassador at Vienna he was given a command in the War of the Spanish Succession and made his reputation by his victories at Friedlingen (1702) in Baden and Höchstädt (1703) in Bavaria. In 1704 he quelled the revolt of the Camisard . Defeated (1709) by the Duke of Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy at Malplaquet, he successfully defended the French frontier during the succeeding years; in 1712 he defeated Eugene at Denain and in 1713-14 negotiated the Treaty of Rastatt. He was a member of the regency council (1715-23) and of the succeeding administrations and was in supreme command in the War of the Polish Succession at the time of his death [dealer description].

Lt. Colonel Francis Maule, (1778-1839), of Bath, was a descendant of the Maule family, who were created Barons of Panmore and the Earls of Dalhousie. A 1735 translation had previously appeared, based upon the partial memoirs which were published in French in 1734. This appears to be a completely new attempt, for a new generation [dealer description].

From the description of Memoirs of the Duke de Villars, Marshall General and Peer of France : [manuscript] / translated from the French by Lt. Col. Francis Maule, circa 1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864914

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Place Name Admin Code Country
Spanish Succession, War of, 1701-1714
Spanish Succession, War of, 1701-1714--History--Sources


Birth 1653-05-08

Death 1734-06-19





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